X-ray structural analysis disclosed a carbon-bonded nitromethyl platin
um(II) complex, (CH2NO2)(terpy)](+)(terpy=2,2':6',2'-terpyridine). The
perchlorate salt was readily obtained by adding HClO4 to the nitromet
hane solution of [Pt(OH)(terpy)](+). The emission spectra of the two s
alts, perchlorate and tetraphenylborate, are significantly different,
suggesting a different extent of the intermolecular interaction betwee
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